Summer Nail Trends for 2023

Summer is almost here and we’ve rounded up all the hottest nail trends of the season. From barbie-core pink and nostalgic jelly nails to moody aura manicures and glossy lip gloss nails, we’re obsessed with this season’s manicures. When the weather warms up, keep things cool with these uber-chic nail trends. 


Iridescent Chrome

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Elevate the ever-popular glazed donut nails for a summery iridescent chrome mani. While glazed donut nails tend to heir on the side of neutral, with summer chrome think shimmery brights sparkling with flashes of pink, purple, and blues under the summer sun. 


Milky Nails

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The softer version of a white mani, milky nails are the go-to manicure for that clean girl aesthetic. Somewhere between white and sheer nude, opt for an off-white with a translucent finish for the perfect milky nails. Clean, polished, and simple, we see what the hype is all about. Try SNS DW03 Bahamas for the perfect milky white.


Jelly Nails

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Remember your favorite jelly sandals? With Y2K trends becoming increasingly popular, jelly nails are the hottest new take on wearing summer bright manicures.  The sheer yet bright appearance makes nails look jelly-like with a stunning high-shine finish. We love this hot pink, but any bright color will do.


Barbie Pink

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While there are many nail art trends for the summer, one thing that we’re seeing a lot regardless of the trend is pink! Pink nails are trending right now most likely because the 2023 Pantone Color of the Year is Viva Magenta coupled with the highly anticipated Barbie movie coming out this year. From solid swipes of magenta to shimmering shades of blush, you’ll most likely be seeing a lot of pink in every shade this summer. Try SNS CS19 Taro Boba for the perfect Barbie pink. 



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A hot color for spring, we saw lavender on everything from eyeliners to outfits and this summer that trend is without a doubt, taking over manicures too. From glossy solids of the beautifully pale purple to chromed-out shades, we’re obsessed! To get this look try SNS BM06 Kyoto Cherry Blossom.


Lip Gloss Nails

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Neutral nails with pearlescent pink tones and high shine, lip gloss nails are storming social media and we are here for it. To get this look, you want to recreate that glossy sheen a lip gloss or lip oil leaves, but on your nails. Opt for pearlescent pinks, a touch of chrome powder, and a very glossy top coat. To get this look try SNS GC040 Pixie Dust.


Aura Nails

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Aura nails are a new nail art trend that’s inspired by aura-reading photos that represent a person's overall energy and essence. Think of aura nails like a modern-day mood ring. Along with a solid base color, other bold colors are added to the nail to create an airbrushed gradient effect reflecting your mood. 


Korean Blush Nails

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With K Beauty paving its way in the global skincare industry, it was only a matter of time before it would make its mark in the world of nails. A play on the famous Korean lip trend, blush nails carry out a similar result with the nail being painted in a neutral, milky base and then a bright pink is blotted in the center of the nail for a diffused gradient effect. These ombre nails can be achieved with Air Ombre.


Almond Shape

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An elongated oval with a soft point, the almond nail is one of the most requested nail shapes at the moment. Elegant, slimming, and totally chic, an almond nail is perfect for any summer nail trend.